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Opportunities are currently available in the following areas of expertise:

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Req #: 00045530-140722
Job Title: Open Rank, Term Tenure Track

 

The Department of Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (DBCB) at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is seeking candidates for available faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. DBCB invites applications from outstanding researchers in bioinformatics or computational biology with a focus on questions of importance in cancer research. Candidates should possess very strong academic credentials and an interest in multidisciplinary collaborative research. Ph.D. or M.D. required.

DBCB currently includes 15 faculty members. MD Anderson is strongly committed to growth of DBCB in view of the increasingly important roles of computational and analytic approaches in biomedical science. Areas of active research focus currently include bioinformatics, biostatistics, systems biology, high-performance computing, next-generation sequencing, knowledge engineering, and mathematical modeling. Faculty members participate in didactic and/or supervisory teaching of graduate students. 

Support personnel include excellent teams of Bio Analysts, Statistical Analysts, Programmers, and Information Technologists.  DBCB and its colleagues were recently awarded major funding to form a Genomic Data Analysis Center (GDAC) of The Cancer Genome Atlas project (TCGA).  The GDAC is teaming with other top bioinformatics groups around the country to develop a suite of advanced, innovative, systems-oriented resources for biological interpretation of molecular profiling data.  Further information about DBCB can be found at http://www.mdanderson.org/departments/bioinformatics.

MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the world’s foremost institutions for cancer research. It offers salaries and benefits that are highly competitive, especially given the relatively low cost of living in Houston. Houston is one of the world’s most interesting and diverse cities, featuring great neighborhoods, excellent private and public schools, superb museums, highly acclaimed opera, symphony, ballet, and theater, first-rate international cuisine, and year-round recreational and entertainment opportunities.

Consideration of applications will continue until all positions are filled. Initial review of applicants will begin immediately. Interested applicants should send a CV, statement of research interests, and three letters of reference to the Search Committee at Bcb-faculty-search@mdanderson.org.


Biostatistics

Req #: 00066275-140807
Job Title: Open Rank, Term Tenure Track

 

The Department of Biostatistics is seeking candidates for a term tenure track faculty position at the assistant, associate, or full professor level.  The department invites applications from qualified individuals able to establish themselves as research leaders and demonstrate prowess in interdisciplinary collaborative scientific research. 

We are particularly interested in researchers who can contribute to the development of statistical methodology and its applications to integration of multiple data types and/or correlated imaging data arising from emerging technologies for early detection of tumor angiogenesis, cancer staging and surveillance, and discernment of maintenance pathways. A few examples include multiparametric MRI, MR spectroscopy, perfusion CT, and FDG-PET. A Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics or a related field is required.

The Department of Biostatistics has 23 faculty members and 40 masters and doctoral level research analysts and 13 postdoctoral fellows.  Faculty members are actively involved in collaborative and methodological research in such diverse areas as clinical trial design,  computer-intensive statistical methodology, Bayesian methodology, decision models, cancer screening, cancer early detection,  bioinformatics, genomic pathway analysis, integrative modeling of multiple types of complex data including high-dimensional genomic data, functional data analysis, image data analysis, survival analysis, statistical genetics, and behavioral and social statistics. Faculty members also have opportunities in the affiliated biostatistics doctoral programs at the University of Texas, Texas A&M University, and Rice University. The department is supported by strong resources, which includes an active quantitative research computing team with specialties in database design, web-based clinical trial support, scientific programming, and software engineering. Information about the department and programs offered can be found at Biostatistics.  Further questions regarding the position may be directed to Prof. Jeffrey S. Morris (jefmorris@mdanderson.org).

MD Anderson Cancer Center offers competitive salaries and an outstanding personal and professional benefits package. Houston is one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, nurturing great neighborhoods, competitive private and public schools, an exceptional music and theater scene, highly acclaimed museums, international cuisine, and year-round outdoor recreational activities.

Consideration of applications will continue until the positions are filled.  Interested applicants should email (or mail): a cover letter outlining the relevance of their research experience and interests to the position description, a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of current and proposed research plan, and 3 letters of recommendation to: 

        Faculty Search Committee
        Department of Biostatistics
        The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
        P.O. Box 301402
        Houston, TX 77230-1402
        Email:  biostat-search@mdanderson.org


Req #: 00067098-140825
Job Title: Assistant Professor, Research Faculty Appointment

 

The Department of Biostatistics is seeking candidates for an Assistant Professor, Research Faculty Appointment (RFA).  

The qualified candidate will conduct methodological and computational research in high-dimensional inference to address scientific questions based on data from high throughput biology and genetics experiments, in collaboration with other biostatisticians and other basic science and clinical researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and in collaboration with the McCombs Institute. 

He or she will consult and collaborate on scientific methods that integrate different sources of biology information that can impact clinical trial designs, implementation and data analysis of actual trials; and will provide statistical support to advance the field of Early Detection of Cancer.  This applicant will consult and collaborate on biomarker-driven clinical trial design, implementation and data analysis of such trials, and provide peer review of biostatistical methodology research activities. Ten percent effort will go towards teaching graduate/undergraduate courses at MD Anderson Cancer Center and other locations as requested. Ten percent will be dedicated to institutional and extramural activities.

Information about the department and programs offered can be found at Biostatistics.

Interested applicants should mail a cover letter outlining the relevance of their research experience and interests to the position description, a curriculum vitae,  a brief statement of  current and proposed research plan, and 3 letters of recommendation to: 

        Department of Biostatistics, Unit 1411
        Attention:  Selesta Hodge
        The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
        P.O. Box 301402
        Houston, TX 77230-1402


Critical Care

Req #: 00059718-140401
Job Title: Associate Professor, Term Tenure Track


The Department of Critical Care has an opening for an associate professor, term tenure track to strengthen our efforts in neuroscience research on topics broadly related to cancer survivors such as chronic pain, stress, and neuro-endocrine disorders. Candidates must have an outstanding publication record and expertise in genomics (non-coding RNA, siRNA screening, and microRNA), neurophysiology, and imaging. The incumbent will be responsible for establishing their own independent program funded by extramural grants. Preference will be given to candidates with NIH funding and a highly productive record of innovative research and collaborations in the areas of protein interactions, signal transduction, neuronal and synaptic imaging, and synaptic plasticity. Refer to the Department of Critical Care Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

This position offers highly competitive salary and start-up packages, outstanding scientific resources, and unique opportunities to interact with other neuroscientists in the Texas Medical Center. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or in the biomedical field and have at least two years experience in a position with similar requirements.

Interested applicants should submit in a single PDF file their curriculum vitae and a two-page synopsis of research interest and future plans to.

Faculty Search Committee
Attn: Valerie Alexis
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Unit 110
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX 77030

Email: vtalexis@mdanderson.org


Emergency Medicine

Req #: 00060446-140813
Job Title: Assistant Professor, Term Tenure Track

 

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has established the first academic Department of Emergency Medicine in a comprehensive cancer center and is presently recruiting faculty.  MD Anderson is ranked as one of the nation’s top two cancer centers as rated by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” survey.  The MD Anderson family includes more than 19,000 members, including 1,600 faculty, each playing a critical role in our mission to eliminate cancer.

Term Tenure Track Faculty Position

Term tenure track positions are supported by institutional funding to provide as much as 75% dedicated research effort for the initial appointment with future intramural support dependent on adequate progress toward an independent research career.  Successful candidates will have advanced training and skills in laboratory, translational, clinical, or population-based research.  MD Anderson provides extensive opportunities for collaboration and departmental research priorities include pain, palliative care, health services research and epidemiology. 

Assistant or Associate Professor

We are also seeking Emergency Medicine board-prepared or board-certified physicians to join our growing faculty. Responsibilities include providing patient care to patients with oncologic emergencies in our 45-bed Emergency Center; educating medical students, residents, and fellows; and engaging in academic pursuits to support the development of oncologic emergency medicine as a distinct sub-discipline.

Oncologic Emergency Medicine Fellowship

The Oncologic Emergency Medicine fellowship provides 12 months of advanced training in the emergency treatment of cancer patients. Trainees may focus on pain management, palliative care, or operations research. Our program is designed to facilitate expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions that are specific to cancer patients presenting to the emergency department as well as to advance scholarship in the growing sub-discipline of oncologic emergency medicine.

Application process: 

Eligible candidates should have completed an ACGME-accredited residency program in Emergency Medicine, although candidates with other training backgrounds will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Personal statements, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation are required. Competitive candidates will be asked for medical school transcripts and invited for personal interviews.

Refer to the Department of Emergency Medicine web page for additional information about the department and its programs. Qualified candidates for any of the listed opportunities are invited to send a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and list of three reference to:

        Knox H. Todd, M.D., MPH
        Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Unit 1468
        The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
        PO Box 301402
        Houston, TX 77030-1402

        Email: khtodd@mdanderson.org


Epidemiology

Req #: 00011269-140716
Job Title: Open Rank, Term Tenure Track

 

The Department of Epidemiology is seeking applicants for several term tenure/tenure track faculty positions at any rank to complement our ongoing research.

Investigators with expertise in epidemiological methodology, statistical genetics, and translational epidemiology are encouraged to apply. The applicant should have a doctoral degree in epidemiology, statistics, genetics, molecular biology, or related field and a record of excellence in research as demonstrated through publications and the ability to obtain extramural grant research. Academic rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. A successful candidate will be expected to develop an original, creative, and independent research program and have the opportunity to participate in ongoing research with world-class clinical and laboratory researchers. The Department of Epidemiology houses several major Institutional and Duncan Family Institute for Cancer Prevention and Risk Prediction programs that provide significant research resources for investigation. They serve as a foundation for active and vibrant research into determinants of risk across the cancer continuum:

Center for Translational and Public Health Genomics (CTPHG)

The CTPHG was created to bridge the gap between epidemiologic discoveries and their translation into clinical and public health applications to benefit cancer patients, individuals at elevated risk for cancer, and the general population. The Center contributes to the institutional commitment of personalized medicine by providing expertise in translational genomics for cancer risk, prevention interventions, progression from pre-malignancy to cancer, pharmacogenomics to predict therapeutic response, and survivorship and quality of life (QOL).

 

  • Blood Specimen Research Resource (BSRR) - The BSRR systematically collects and banks blood samples from all newly diagnosed patients seen at MD Anderson.  
  • Patient History Data Base (PHDB) and ePHDB Initiative - The PHDB systematically collects core risk and exposure epidemiology data from patients coming to MD Anderson for their cancer care. We are actively working on an electronic version of the PHDB to collect additional information that will also allow for the implementation of cancer-site specific modules.
  • MD Anderson Cancer Patient Cohort (MDACPC) - Together, the PHDB and BSRR components form the MD Anderson Cancer Patient Cohort (MDACPC). The ability to link inherited genetic variations, circulating biomarkers, epidemiological variables, behavioral characteristics, clinical data, and somatic molecular data of tumor tissues would make the MDACPC a unique resource for translational research.
  • Survivorship Cohort - The current recruitment strategy of the MDACPC focuses on newly registered cancer patients coming to MD Anderson for their cancer care. There is a gap in the collection of biospecimens and patient data from the current long-term survivors that visit our survivorship clinics. This Survivorship Cohort will address this need and build a significant research resource for investigators who are interested in survivorship research.
  • Personalized Risk Prediction Program (PRPP) - The PRPP focuses on the development of tools and approaches to understand an individual’s risk of cancer development. The goal of the PRPP is to construct, test and implement risk assessment models across the full spectrum of cancer risk prediction and then to disseminate the risk prediction information via web-based tools.

Pre-malignant Genome Atlas(PGA) Program

The detection and elimination of precancerous lesions is the best strategy to prevent cancer. The goal is to identify the earliest molecular defects that cause cancer, thus gaining the ability to identify patients at high risk of malignant transformation. The PGA is actively collecting blood and tissue from patients undergoing colonoscopy screening at MD Anderson; this includes normal and polyp tissue specimens. Patients with polyps will be followed up to determine whether or not they develop colorectal cancer – creating a cohort to investigate the factors influencing colorectal cancer development.

Mano-a-Mano Cohort (Mexican-American Cohort)

This long-term health study of individuals of Mexican origin living in Harris County or surrounding counties was initiated several years ago to address the specific cancer-related issues of an understudied, underserved and rapidly growing segment of our population. With over 25,000 participants followed up longitudinally, this presents an opportunity to investigate tobacco use, diet, physical activity, occupational exposures, and many other factors that influence health with a focus on chronic diseases and cancer.

Taiwan Health Screening Cohort (MJ Cohort)

We are collaborating with the MJ Health Management Institute in Taiwan on a large population-based prospective cohort to investigate the relationship between lifestyle factors, chronic diseases, biomarkers, and cancer risk. Over 660,000 participants with detailed health-questionnaire data have been enrolled. Participants undergo a series of medical tests (over 100 items) for blood, urine, body measurements, functional tests, and physical examination. Biospecimens have been banked, including over 78,000 DNA samples. Many individuals undergo screening each year, creating a platform for investigation into energy balance, physical activity, screening, early detection, and interventions.

Interested researchers should only apply and send the following information:

  • a cover letter outlining the relevance of their research experience and interests to the position description
    • curriculum vitae
    • brief statement of current and proposed research plan
    • 3 letters of recommendation

        Epidemiology Search Committee Chair
        Attention: Linda Hicks
        Department of Epidemiology, Unit 1340
        The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
        1155 Pressler Street, Houston, TX 77030

        Email: lhicks@mdanderson.org

        Applications will be accepted through August 31, 2014.


Experimental Radiation Oncology

Req #: 00010197-140612
Job Title: Assistant Professor, Term Tenure Track

 

The Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology invites applications from researchers using translational approaches ranging from genetics, cell biology and biochemistry to proteomics and system biology. The department seeks to complement its existing programs in DNA repair, cell cycle control, growth and proliferation, stem cell biology and epigenetics, especially related to translational research in radiation oncology.   Female and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Applicant must have a Ph.D., and/or M.D. degree, and will be expected to develop an internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program.

Refer to the Experimental Radiation Oncology Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

Interested applicants should send within a single pdf file: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) short research summary (three page maximum); and 4) contact information for three references to:

        Attention: Junjie Chen, Ph.D., Professor and Chair
        Experimental Radiation Oncology, Unit 66
        The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
        1515 Holcombe Blvd
        Houston, TX 77030

        E-mail: expradonc@mdanderson.org


Genitourinary Medical Oncology

Req #: 00028340-140403
Job Title: Open Rank, Term Tenure Track


The Departments of Genitourinary Medical Oncology and Genomic Medicine are seeking applicants for a joint research, term tenure track position that will contribute to the basic and translational effort of addressing the challenge of prostate, urothilial, and kidney cancers.  Academic rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Refer to the Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Ph. D. degree with urological research specialty.
  • Track record of accomplishment and commitment to working in a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary environment, with several years experience working in a research environment where duties involve scientific research disciplines.
  • Research interests that include mechanisms of prostate cancer development and progression, androgen receptor molecular biology, and improved prevention, detection, and treatment of prostate cancer.

Interested applicants should send within a single pdf file: (1) Cover letter outlining relevance of research experience and interests to position description, (2) Curriculum vitae, (3) Statement of current and proposed research plan (three page maximum) and (4) Contact information for three references to:

Christopher J. Logothetis, MD
Chair, Professor
Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology, Unit 1374
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030

Email: nkaye@mdanderson.org


Genomic Medicine

Req #: 00060622-140814
Job Title: Assistant Professor, Term Tenure Track

 

The Department of Genomic Medicine seeks an exceptionally qualified basic/translational science applicant for a tenure-track appointment as an Assistant Professor.

The successful candidate will possess an outstanding ability to conduct independent, original research that will enhance the research program of Genomic Medicine.  The Assistant Professor is responsible for providing expertise in the design, conduct, and analysis of clinical and laboratory research projects.  He/she independently designs and executes the aims of a broad range of biomedical research projects in cancer biology, and is responsible for preparing manuscripts for peer review, presenting research results at national and international meetings, and also preparing grant applications to support research.

This faculty member will plan, develop, and prepare research projects to further develop and refine his/her area of expertise and to integrate this expertise with others in the Department of Genomic Medicine.  He/she will submit research proposals/grants for internal and external funding.  He/she must be able to understand and respond to telephone conversations with physicians and members of the administrative staff, both within and outside the institution.  He/she will perform other related scientific duties in the scope of the position as required.  He/she must be able to work within an intense, fast-paced research environment, and establish and maintain professional relationships with peers, physicians, patients, and subordinates.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a basic science-related field, such as molecular biology, genetics, pathology, or other related area.  The position requires a highly-motivated and independent candidate who will establish collaborative interactions with clinicians and translational researchers developing new cancer therapies. Candidates also should be prepared to carry out education and mentoring activities with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center offers generous start-up funds; quality laboratory space; and the opportunity to collaborate with leading scientists in molecular target identification, pharmacology, biological therapy, drug development and clinical testing throughout the department and institution.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/smoke free environment.  Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.  Please forward curriculum vitae; contact information for references; and a brief statement including accomplishments, current and proposed research objectives and plans to emerge as a leader in chosen area to:  Email: GMDept@mdanderson.org

Developing personalized strategies through multidisciplinary research programs in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer is how The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center plans to continue Making Cancer Historyâ.

Our vision is nothing short of curing cancer.


Hematopathology

Req #: 00065716-140423
Job Title: Assistant Professor, Research Faculty Appointment (RFA)

 

The Department of  Hematopathology has an opening for a clinical scientist at the rank of assistant professor, research faculty appointment (RFA).  Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and will be expected to assist in the development and implementation of a variety of CLIA-approved, clinical protocol driven cytogenetic assays. Previous micro-array experience in cytogenetic research is preferred. The applicant is expected to interact with collaborators and other clinical and research faculty. Refer to the Department of Hematopathology for additional information about the department and its programs.

Interested applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae and the names of three references to:

Xinyan Lu, M.D.
Department of Hematopathology, Unit # 350
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX 77030

Fax: 713-745-3215
Email: XLu4@mdanderson.org


Immunology

Req #: 00038543-140814
Job Title: Professor, Term Tenure

 

The Department of Immunology is seeking an established individual with a track record in high-level publications and peer-reviewed research funding at the rank of professor, with tenure. Innovative investigators with Immunology experience are welcome to apply.

The position offers the opportunity for professional growth and development by joining an exciting and active group of basic scientists and translational investigators. Located in a 132,000 square foot research building, the department hosts state-of-the art flow cytometry, two photon imaging, transgenic and gene-targeting, protein expression, hybridoma, and histology facilities. Our faculty study cellular and molecular mechanisms of innate and adaptive immunity.  Refer to the Department of Immunology Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

Competitive start-up packages will be provided to successful candidates. Houston, home of the Texas Medical Center with numerous exciting basic and clinical research, offers an affordable cosmopolitan living environment.  Interested applicants should submit their cover letter, current curriculum vitae, research plan, and contact information for three references to:

        The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
        Attn: Misty Hajek
        Research Department Administrator
        7455 Fannin Street, Suite 3.2013
        Houston, Texas 77054


Lymphoma/Myeloma

Req #: 00038614-140716
Job Title: Professor, Term Tenure

 

The Department of Lymphoma/Myeloma is recruiting for a research faculty member with sub-specialty of lymphoma and myeloma, with 80% dedicated effort in the laboratory performing basic or translational clinically relevant research, and 20% effort towards teaching, mentoring and administrative duties.   Physicians with strong translational clinically relevant research are strongly encouraged to apply.  Faculty rank and laboratory space will be provided consistent with experience.  Generous start-up resources will be provided per institutional policy. The successful candidate will have been actively engaged in cutting-edge laboratory research in any basic area of cancer biology, with potential relevance to biology of hematologic malignancies and scholarly activity to enhance the academic environment of the department. The candidate will have protected time to lead and develop programs, laboratory research, translational clinical research and scholarly activities in keeping within the goals of the department.  The selected candidate will seek appropriate funding mechanisms to support laboratory and clinical research, and will also assist with mentoring young faculty, fellows, and other trainees, and contribute to the overall mission of the department.  There are multiple opportunities for collaboration with other clinicians, scientists and physician-scientists within the institution and a joint faculty appointment in The University Of Texas Graduate School Of Biological Sciences.  Refer to the Department of Lymphoma/Myeloma Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D. and Ph.D. degrees, with those holding an M.D. having demonstrated the ability to practice medicine, oncology in particular.  Candidates with an M.D. must be American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) certified clinicians in their primary specialty and board eligible for sub-specialty certification.  Candidates must show evidence of commitment to scholarly activity and proof of scientific accomplishments.  Candidates should possess excellent writing and communication skills as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, presentation skills for professional meetings, and the demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding for translational research. MD Anderson Cancer Center offers many opportunities in a growing and vibrant research, clinical, and training environment.

The salary range is competitive and is based on applicant's qualifications. Please send a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three to five references, and a brief summary of past research accomplishments and future research plans to:  

        John Randall, MHA, Department Administrator, Unit 1354
        The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
        1155 Hermann Pressler
        Houston, TX 77030-4009

        Email: JMRandall@mdanderson.org


Molecular Carcinogenesis

Req #: 00010347-140402
Job Title: Assistant Professor, Term Tenure Track


The Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis seeks applicants for a term tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor.  Research in the department focuses on cellular, molecular, and genetic mechanisms of carcinogenesis and cancer prevention.  We seek individuals working in the areas of genetic susceptibility, epigenetic reprogramming, genomic instability, and cancer stem cells. Candidates must be committed to working in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an internationally recognized and competitively funded research program, and to participate in graduate training. The department is well funded with many outstanding core support services, including facilities for analysis of genetically engineered mouse models and next-generation sequencing. Our department is located in a pine-oak forest near the city of Austin, TX.  MD Anderson offers outstanding research facilities, startup packages, and faculty benefits. Refer to the Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent, postdoctoral or independent scholarly research experience, and a strong publication record. Interested applicants should submit a statement of research interest, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to the email address below by July 1, 2014.

Email: sciencepark@mdanderson.org

Mark Bedford, Ph.D., Professor
Search Committee Chair
Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis
1808 Park Road 1C, PO Box 389
Smithville, TX  78957


Req #: 00066204-140509
Job Title: Assistant Professor, RFA

 

The Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis seeks applicants for a research faculty appointment (RFA) at the rank of assistant professor.  Our department is located in a pine-oak forest near the city of Austin, TX.  MD Anderson offers outstanding research facilities, startup packages, and faculty benefits. Refer to the Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. with at least 10 years of postdoctoral experience studying DNA repair and genome stability.  Interested applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae with a list of references to:

        Francesca Cole Bergemann, Ph.D., Assistant Professor        
        Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis

        Email: FCole@mdanderson.org


Systems Biology

Req #: 00062967-140403
Job Title: Open Rank, Research Faculty Appointment


The Department of Systems Biology invites applicants for full-time research faculty appointments.  The positions offer the opportunity for professional growth and development by joining an exciting and active group of basic scientists and translational investigators.  Successful candidates will closely interact with the many ongoing research programs within the Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy (IPCT).

Our research faculty positions require a scientist to work in the field of personalized cancer therapy. The candidate will be responsible for the identification of individuals at high-risk of developing cancer, including markers of early diagnosis and markers to select patients for individualized therapeutic approaches. MD Anderson has developed the Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy, which will provide access to high throughput technologies to analyze patient tumors at the DNA, RNA and protein levels as well as germline DNA.  This individual will be responsible for evaluating technologies, establishing standard operating procedures, quality control and implementation of assays to assess DNA, RNA and protein levels as well as germline DNA.  Will be involved in the day-to-day management of the processing and flow of samples and information in the Institute for Personalized Cancer Treatment. Expertise in high throughput technologies and specifically in next generation sequencing would facilitate the project.  Refer to the Department of Systems Biology Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

Responsibilities include 1) facilitating the translation of our understanding of genomics transcriptional profiling and proteomics to changing patient management through the Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy; 2)  evaluate and implement new technologies for the evaluation of patient samples at the level of DNA, RNA and protein; 3) Evaluate next generation sequencing  technologies and determine the impact such information will have on personalized cancer treatments; 4) develop quality control approaches and standard operating procedures for the management of patient samples; 5) instruct and manage research support personnel in implementing experiments and interpretation of data; 6) interact with and participate in collaborative studies such as those leading to Program Project or SPORE grants.  The high level goal is to integrate molecular, clinical, and patient-specific information to bring personalized cancer therapy to the clinic.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D., and have  demonstrated potential as an independent scientist.  Must have several years of experience working in a research environment where duties involve scientific research disciplines at a U.T. component or at another academic institution, or have applicable experience deemed equivalent.  Evidence of consistent research of high quality, and a dedication to a career in cancer research is required. Experience with next generation sequencing and other high-throughput technologies is a major plus.

MD Anderson offers a highly attractive recruitment package and the unrivalled scientific environment of the Texas Medical Center. Interested applicants should send a copy of their curriculum vitae, research plan, and complete contact information of three references to:

Gordon Mills, M.D., Ph.D., Chair
Attn: Karina Eterovic, Ph.D.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Systems Biology, Unit 950
South Campus Research Building II
P. O. Box 301429
Houston, TX 77230-1429

E-mail: aketerovic@mdanderson.org


Req #: 00042029-140304
Job Title: Open Rank, Term Tenure Track


The Department of Systems Biology invites applicants for a full-time academic appointment at the rank of assistant professor or higher, term tenure or term tenure track.  The position offers the opportunity for professional growth and development by joining an exciting and active group of basic scientists and translational investigators.  The successful candidate will closely interact with the many ongoing research programs within the department and is expected to maintain an active funded research program in systems biology.  MD Anderson is ranked the #1 cancer center in the U.S. and is known for excellence in collaborative research and cross disciplinary training. Refer to the Department of Systems Biology Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

The research faculty position will advance the program of Cancer Systems Biology through cutting-edge methods including, but not restricted to single cell biology; synthetic biology; genome-scale biology (network biology, omics, and in particular metabolomics); or predictors of prognosis and response to therapy. The research faculty position is expected to participate in and collaborate with active program(s) ongoing in the department in this discipline.  Specifically, the faculty member will be responsible for the day to day running of their own research laboratory and for planning and executing experiments.  In addition, the individual will be required to procure and maintain independent peer review research funding; analyze laboratory research projects; supervise assigned laboratory personnel; teach fellows/students; and initiate as well as help to write grants and papers.

Start-up funds and excellent laboratory space are available.  The successful candidate will benefit from closely interacting with the many ongoing basic and translational research programs of the Department of Systems Biology.  In addition, the candidate will be expected to develop an original, creative, and independent research program and have the opportunity to participate in ongoing research with world-class clinical and laboratory researchers.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D., and at least 5-10 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must have several years of experience working in a research environment where duties involve scientific research disciplines at a UT component or at another academic institution; or have applicable experience deemed equivalent.  Must show evidence of consistent research of high quality, a dedication to a career in cancer research, and a proven track record of original research and publications.  In addition, applicants must demonstrate potential to obtain extramural funding.MD Anderson offers a highly attractive recruitment package and the unrivalled scientific environment of the Texas Medical Center.  

Interested applicants should forward curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, and a list of three to five references to:

Gordon Mills, M.D., Ph.D., Chair
Department of Systems Biology, Unit 950
South Campus Research Building II
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
P. O. Box 301429
Houston, TX 77230-1429

Email:  gmills@mdanderson.org

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Thoracic/Head & Neck Medical Oncology

Req #: 00038411-140328
Job Title: Open Rank, Term Tenure Track


The Department of Thoracic/Head & Neck Medical Oncology (THNMO) invites applicants for a term tenured, full-time academic appointment at the rank of associate or full professor. The final rank of this appointment will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications. The position offers the opportunity for professional growth and development by joining an exciting and active group of clinicians, physician-scientists, and clinical, basic science, and translational investigators. The successful candidate will closely interact with the many ongoing research programs of the department focusing on carcinogenesis and prevention, treatment, biomarker development, and other projects in support of personalized medicine. The faculty member will have access to THNMO’s substantial patient resources, core facilities, animal models, thoracic molecular pathology laboratories, and educational/training programs. THNMO is currently funded by NIH Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs), the Lung Cancer Moon Shot, and other programmatic and peer-reviewed grants that facilitate the department’s translational research initiatives. Refer to the Department of Thoracic/Head & Neck Medical Oncology Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

Responsibilities will include leadership of investigator-initiated translational laboratory research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and lead an independently-funded clinical or translational laboratory research program, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary collaborations, peer-reviewed funding, and high-impact publications.

Applicants should hold either an MD or PhD. Successful candidates should have demonstrated expertise in the biology of oropharyngeal and/or head and neck cancers and leadership in this area.

In order to ensure full consideration, please send curriculum vitae, letter of application, and list of three to five references to:

John V. Heymach, M.D., Ph.D.
Department Chair, Department of Thoracic/Head & Neck Medical Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, Texas, 77030

Email: Thoracic/Head & Neck administrator, Sheryl Vick: mailto:svick@mdanderson.org

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Translational Molecular Pathology

Req #: 00065209-140508
Job Title: Assistant Professor, Term Tenure Track

 

The Department of Translational Molecular Pathology seeks a talented laboratory scientist for a full-time faculty position at the rank of assistant professor, term tenure track, to contribute to our cancer genomic molecular pathology program. The position offers the opportunity for professional growth and development by joining an exciting and active group of basic scientists and translational investigators. Successful candidates should have a record of scholarly, high-level publications in cancer genomics of solid tumors using high-throughput molecular methodologies and in vitro/in vivo models. The candidate will be expected to develop independent research initiatives, particularly in the area of cancer genomics of solid tumors, preferably in melanoma and brain tumors, write funding proposals, and obtain independent funding to support his/her program. Generous start-up packages are available for up to five years.  Refer to the Department of Translational Molecular Pathology Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

Requirements include a Ph.D. in a basic science or related field and completed postdoctoral experience in a leading research laboratory. The applicant must be committed to working in a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary environment. Graduate teaching opportunities are available, and a strong commitment to mentoring is encouraged.

In order to ensure full consideration, please send 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) short research summary, and 4) contact information for three references to: jggarcia@mdanderson.org.

        Ignacio I. Wistuba, M.D., Professor and Chair
        Department of Translational Molecular Pathology, Unit 2951
        The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
        2130 W. Holcombe Blvd.
        Houston, Texas 77030


Req #: 00066964-140709
Job Title: Assistant Professor, Research Faculty Appointment (RFA)

 

The Department of Translational Molecular Pathology seeks a researcher/investigator who can independently conduct original biomarker research that will enhance the collaborative research program of the department. He/she will be responsible for providing expertise in the design, conduct, and analysis of biomarker studies including biomarker discovery and validation, pharmacodynamic studies and other clinical trial correlatives, and implementation of novel molecular diagnostics.  He/she will independently design and execute the analyses of a broad range of biomarker projects in his/her respective field.

The position offers the opportunity to plan, develop and prepare biomarker projects to further develop and refine one's area of expertise and to integrate this expertise with others in the department.  Responsibilities will include assisting with submissions of research proposals/grants for internal and external funding, establishing collaborative relationships for proposal development, and performing other related scientific duties in the scope of the position, as required. This position will also provide oversight of the pathology research collaborative activities with the Department of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics in the Division of Cancer Medicine. Refer to the Department of Translational Molecular Pathology Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

Applicants should hold an MD, along with clinical training in pathology, and have significant experience in biomarker research, including molecular oncology. In order to ensure full consideration, please send 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) short research summary, and 4) contact information for three references to: jggarcia@mdanderson.org.

        Jacqueline Garcia, MBA, EdD, Department Administrator
        Department of Translational Molecular Pathology, Unit 2951
        The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
        2130 W. Holcombe Blvd.
        Houston, Texas 77030


Veterinary Sciences

Req #: 00033936-140319
Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor, Research Faculty Appointment (RFA)

The Department of Veterinary Sciences has an opening for a veterinarian at the rank of assistant/associate professor, research faculty appointment (RFA). The selected candidate will monitor the animal colony for disease; provide clinical care for the breeding colony and experimental animals; implement animal care and welfare standards; and collaborate with investigators by providing research services.  The ability to participate in Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) nonclinical laboratory studies for the Department of Veterinary Sciences and ensure compliance with FDA, OECD, and MHW GLP regulations is desirable. Must be able to fulfill the role and responsibilities of a clinical veterinarian in GLP compliant research as defined by the aforementioned regulations. Should also be able to support the centralized services of surgery, x-ray, and ultrasonography.

Candidates must have earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (or equivalent) from an American Veterinary Medical Association-accredited university and be legally qualified to practice veterinary medicine in some state, province, territory, or possession of the Unites States.

Candidates must have post graduate clinical experience in veterinary medicine and/or laboratory animal medicine.  Experience in conducting Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) investigations preferred, as is being board certified in laboratory animal medicine (DACLAM).  Must meet institutional requirements for an academic appointment as an assistant/associate professor.

Interested applicants should send a copy of their curriculum vitae to:

        Christian R. Abee, D.V.M., M.S., DACLAM
        Doctor R. Lee Clark Professor and Chair
        Department of Veterinary Sciences
        Director, Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research
        The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
        Bastrop, TX 78602

        Email:  cabee@mdanderson.org   
        Telephone: 512-321-3991


Veterinary Medicine and Surgery

Req #: 00056889-140806
Job Title: Professor, Research Faculty Appointment

 

The Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (DVMS) is seeking a board certified Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist for a non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Full Professor. Candidates eligible for appointment at lower academic rank may also be considered. DVMS is a core research support facility that provides housing, husbandry, veterinary care, experimental research services and pathology services for basic science, translational research, and drug development programs. Refer to the Department of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery Web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

As Chief, Section of Veterinary Pathology, the position is responsible for section oversight including work direction for section veterinary pathologists and both direct and indirect management of pathology faculty and anatomic and clinical pathology technical personnel, along with the planning, development, and implementation of research protocols.  The pathologist will participate in our missions of pathology diagnostic service, research collaboration, and education by providing clinical and anatomic pathology support to researchers, early drug discovery, preclinical development and safety assessment of novel therapeutic products, departmental quality assurance programs, and educational training programs for veterinary residents, post-doctoral fellows, Ph.D. students and other technical staff.  Mice, including genetically engineered mice, account for the majority of the work with a small percentage of other laboratory animals making up the remainder.  This position requires 80 percent effort in pathology service that includes necropsy, histopathology and clinical pathology evaluation/interpretation for laboratory animal researches, preclinical development and safety evaluation of new therapeutic compounds, colony health surveillance, and characterization of new phenotypes of genetically engineered mice. Excellent verbal and written skills are essential for supervision of faculty and laboratory personnel and interactions with investigators.  Establishing research collaborations with scientists across the institution, teaching, publishing, and service on various institutional academic and research committees are strongly encouraged and account for the remaining percent effort. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with credentials and experience.

Qualifications:

  • DVM degree from an AVMA-Accredited School of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent foreign degree
  • Board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) or European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP)
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in laboratory animal pathology, preferably rodent pathology or mouse phenotyping
  • Experience in toxicologic pathology is preferred

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a statement of goals, current curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references to:

        Mark McArthur, DVM, DACVP
        Chief, Section of Veterinary Pathology
        Department of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery
        The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
        1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 63
        Houston, TX 77030-4009
        Telephone: 713-792-2797
        E-mail:  MMcArthur@mdanderson.org

And

        Stacy A. LeBlanc, MS, MBA, CMAR
        Research Department Administrator
        Department of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery
        The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
        1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 63
        Houston, TX 77030-4009
        T 713-792-2761
        Email: SLeBlanc@mdanderson.org



The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or veteran status except where such distinction is required by law. All positions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. Smoke free and drug-free environment. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.


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